From The New York Times:
WASHINGTON — With the Senate poised to take a first test vote on a jobs bill, governors said Sunday that they still needed assistance from the federal government but urged Congress to focus more on creating jobs in the private sector.
Governors were sharply divided on the merits of the $787 billion economic stimulus bill adopted by Congress last year with strong support from President Obama. And their differences colored their views on proposals for another round of job-creating legislation.
A handful of Republicans, including Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, denounced the 2009 law.
It was largely a “waste of money that is now sustaining government at a time when we need to be shrinking government,” Mr. Pawlenty said on the NBC program “Meet the Press.”
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(From top clockwise: President Obama, Governor Tim Timmeh! Pawlenty, Governor Jim OMG-I-Look-Like-Larry-Craig’s-Little-Brother! Douglas, Governor Gary Homophobe Herbert, Governor Ahhhhhnold, Governor Haley Oink-Oink Barbour)